Liz Coelho, Director of Special Projects at the Maryland State Archives, recently sent this to her transcribers: Many thanks to you for your help with our FromThePage marriage certificate projects in 2021. Your work has made it possible for the Archives to quickly assist many people with their requests for marriage certificates. On my first day back in the new year I got a … [Read more...] about Marriage certificate transcription helps COVID care (!)
Sitting next to a senior leader of a European library at a IIIF event, he expressed concern that asking volunteers to work on transcribing was taking unfair advantage of free labor. My internal reaction was, “you just want to keep all the good stuff for yourself!” -- but of course I didn’t say that. I talked about meaningful volunteer work and how -- since our very first … [Read more...] about Crowdsourcing: Free Labor or Free Puppy?
At the 2021 IIIF Annual Conference, Ben and Sara Brumfield presented "More Than Round Trip: Using Transcription for Scholarly Editions and Library Discovery." In this presentation, linked as a video below and embedded as slides, they talked about the challenges of bringing crowdsourced metadata and transcription back into multi-party library systems, and how FromThePage can … [Read more...] about More Than Round Trip: Using Transcription for Scholarly Editions and Library Discovery
Jennifer Noffze, Collections Manager at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, kindly spoke with Sara Brumfield about her experience using FromThePage. First, tell us about your documents. Our collection includes over 6,000 letters written to Ryan White along with condolence cards sent to his mother, Jeanne White Ginder. Ryan was an Indiana teenager who became … [Read more...] about An Interview with Jennifer Noffze of the Indianapolis Children's Museum
Here is a compiled list of all our speaking engagements for April and May 2021, and where you can find more information about each event. ACRL Association of College & Research Libraries Description: Virtual Exhibit Booth Dates: April 13-16 Link: http://www.ala.org/acrl/ MARAC Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Virtual Conference Description: … [Read more...] about FromThePage's Spring 2021 Speaking Schedule